Anne Frank Center USA, Inc

Inspiring every generation to build the compassionate world Anne Frank envisioned.

aka Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect   |   New York, NY   |  www.annefrank.com

Mission

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect honors Anne Frank and the continuing relevance of her diary by educating young people and communities in the US about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination, and inspiring every generation to build a world based on mutual respect.

Ruling year info

1984

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Sharon R. Douglas

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Elisa Rapaport

Main address

1325 Avenue of the Americas, 28th Floor

New York, NY 10019 USA

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Formerly known as

American Friends of the Anne Frank House

EIN

13-2991719

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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What we’re seeking to accomplish: - Reduce the incidents of discriminatory violence in the US - Teach children to appreciate the universal human experience - Reduce racism, religious bias, bullying, and discrimination - Show people of all ages how to recognize subtle bias - Inspire “upstanders” rather than “bystanders” Why the AFC exists: - There’s a continuing crisis of intolerance and discrimination - The history of the Holocaust must be taught and remembered - We have an obligation to prevent similar atrocity from occurring again - Recent escalations in white supremacy and hate crimes are alarming - Rising anti-Semitism and anti-immigration movements throughout Europe and US - Anne Frank’s diary and story are a source of inspiration - Her influence is universal, spans generations, cultures, and religions

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational Outreach

Central to our mission, we offer educational programs, traveling exhibits, theatrical performances, and annual scholarships to bring her message to new generations and honor those inspired to humanitarian action through her words. We also partner with community members and other organizations to promote education, combat intolerance, defend human rights, and remember those lost through senseless tragedy.

Population(s) Served

Throughout North America, Anne Frank exhibits have been hosted by community centers, schools and universities, arts organizations, libraries and museums. Complete program options includes docent-led tours for students, teachers and visitors, as well as student workshops, and meetings with Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, or those with first-hand experience of human rights abuses. Artifacts from exhibits are largely provided by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

Population(s) Served

We offer a wide range of innovative programs and workshops held right in your school setting. Geared to various grade levels, our workshops integrate artistic, literary, historical, and/or performance-based components that teach the lessons of Anne Frank in a meaningful and relevant manner for your students. Our programs range from introductory workshops on Anne Frank and the Holocaust to in-depth examinations of discrimination and intolerance. By examining the progression of historical events that result in the tragedies of genocide, slavery, terrorism, and/or hate crimes, our programs encourage students to act as humanitarian leaders in a challenging world.

Population(s) Served

AFC assists with memorial gardens and sapling plantings from the horse chestnut tree that stood behind the Secret Annex, at key historical sites tied to civil rights, human rights, and the Holocaust. Locations serve as cultural outreach centers serving as monuments connecting the past to the present, and offering educational programs within the community.

Population(s) Served

Our live performance programs are an excellent way to bring Anne’s story to life, uniting communities, facilitating dialogue about injustice, and sparking ideas to confront intolerance and discrimination today.

​AFC performances have reached thousands through K-12 schools, colleges, religious institutions, community centers, and educational conferences. Our talented actors have also performed in communities hosting our traveling exhibits, such as the Clinton Presidential Center, the Dallas Holocaust Museum, and many other venues across the country.

Population(s) Served

Currently only 10 states in the US mandate Holocaust and genocide education -- but that number is growing.
The AFC has worked with partners for more than a decade in advancing this project, which has recently gained momentum in the current national environment. Through a coalition of key partners including organizations and government leaders, we are working on strategies for expanding mandatory Holocaust and genocide education throughout the 40 states where it is not currently required.

Population(s) Served

Our educators are available to deliver engaging, informative, on-location training for your teaching staff,
fully customizable to your needs. We provide in-depth background information on the life of Anne Frank and
demonstrate ways of integrating the story of the Holocaust into your contemporary classroom
setting.

Population(s) Served

Each year in celebration of Anne Frank's birthday, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect hosts the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards to recognize worthy students, educators, citizens, peacemakers, and role models who uphold Anne's ideals of hope, justice, and equality. Scholarship and humanitarian award recipients are selected based on their extraordinary social and humanitarian efforts to engender understanding, equality, and mutual respect among diverse populations of people.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

GOALS:
- Reduce US incidents of discriminatory vandalism, rhetoric, and violence
- Teach children to appreciate the universal human experience
- Counter racism, religious bias, bullying, and discrimination
- Show people of all ages how to recognize subtle bias in themselves
- Inspire “upstanders” rather than “bystanders”

POPULATIONS SERVED:
- K-12 students (workshops and performances)
- High school students (docents, peer guides, young ambassadors)
- Teachers (resources, network)
- Community members
- Community leaders (as partners, standing up for diversity)
- Religious groups
- Public opinion

- Educational outreach in schools and community-based institutions
- Public campaigns and programs to foster compassion and raise awareness
- Expand network of dedicated individuals, groups, and institutions
- Celebrate examples of compassion, kindness, and embrace of diversity

- Anne Frank’s diary and story are a source of inspiration
- Her influence is universal, spans generations, cultures, and religions
- Established programs and network of organizational partners
- Public recognition of importance of Holocaust & genocide education

- Exhibits, performances, and workshops brought to almost every state in the US
- Decades-long relationships in NYC public schools
- Renewed support from government grants, private foundations, and individual donors
- 40-year longevity as nonprofit institution
- More than 100,000 followers on social media
- Continuing public support for Anne Frank's inspirational influence

IN PROGRESS:
- Implementing peer-to-peer guide training for youth leadership development
- Expanding Spirit of Anne Frank recognition awards to amplify the positive efforts of Americans
- Deepening connections in numerous communities as educational hubs
- Helping states expand/mandate Holocaust and genocide education
- Establishing Youth Council to lend fresh perspectives and efforts

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Anne Frank Center USA, Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Peter Rapaport

Henley & Co.

Term: 2016 -

Charles Garner

M-III Partners

Anthony Polak

Aegis Capital

Sharon Douglas

Jonathan Cohen

Generated Materials Recovery

Sybil Rosenberg

Evi Blaikie

Pieter Kohnstam

George Fechter

Amy Cores

Gerhard Van der Poel

The Transportation Group

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No